County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2022

Monmouth County receives NJDEP Clean Communities grant funding to reduce litter

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce that the County has received $133,527 from the New Jersey Clean Communities grant program to reduce littering throughout the County.

“Monmouth County is thrilled to receive this grant funding that will be used in a variety of ways, all with the goal of reducing litter,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to Monmouth County Recycling and Solid Waste Planning. “The grant will be used to fund local litter abatement programs such as volunteer litter cleanups primarily focused on beaches, river, and waterway cleanups. Funding will also be used to make litter-related information and resources available to the public in multiple formats.”

The Clean Communities Program was created in 1986 and all 21 counties and 559 municipalities are eligible to receive funding. Funding from this program can be used for cleanup and removal of litter on public lands including sponsorship of the “Adopt a Beach” or “Adopt a Highway” program, education programs, graffiti abatement and enforcement of local anti-littering laws.

“As the County continues to find ways to keep costs down for our residents, receiving this grant money will help fund important programs to protect our environment,” said Director Arnone. “In addition to upcoming litter reduction programs, this funding will also be put towards previously purchased items such as the printing of signs which were displayed at parks, grocery stores and beaches reminding the public to please dispose of their masks and gloves properly that the County had printed during the pandemic.”

To learn more about the Monmouth County Recycling and Solid Waste Planning, visit

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